Remember when Donald Trump told reporters in Vietnam that Kim Jong Un said he “didn’t know” about the death of Otto Warmbier—the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea, and died days after being sent back to the U.S. with brain damage? And that he, Trump, had chosen to believe him? You should, because it just happened yesterday. Also, it was recorded on camera, and it pissed off a whole bunch of people, who saw it as yet another instance of Trump taking a murderous dictator at his word. “He gave cover . . . to a leader who knew very well what was going on with Otto Warmbier,” Republican Rick Santorum lamented on CNN, calling the move “reprehensible,” while House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff labeled it “detestable,” and even good-old Ben Shapiro called it “F**king pathetic.” Yet, if you ask the president, that feedback is totally unwarranted! According to Trump, his comments—which, again, were captured on tape—were totally misinterpreted: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1101588727258787840 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1101588728500363265 Trump’s frantic backpedaling was presumably in response to Warmbier’s parents releasing a statement saying, “Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for… Read full this story
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